AWS Direct Connect new location in Bogotá, Colombia
Today, AWS announced the opening of a new AWS Direct Connect location within the Equinix BG1 Bogotá data center in Bogotá, Colombia. By connecting your network to AWS at the new location, you gain private, direct access to all public [AWS Regions](https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/regions%5Faz/) (except those in China), [AWS GovCloud Regions](https://aws.amazon.com/govcloud-us/), and [AWS Local Zones](https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/localzones/). The new Bogotá location offers dedicated 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps connections, with MACsec encryption available for 10 Gbps The Direct Connect service establishes a private, physical network connection between AWS and your data center, office, or colocation environment. These private connections can provide a more consistent network experience than those made over the public internet. For more information on the over 120 Direct Connect locations worldwide, visit the [locations](https://aws.amazon.com/directconnect/locations/) section of the Direct Connect [product detail pages](https://aws.amazon.com/directconnect/). Or, visit our [getting started](https://aws.amazon.com/directconnect/getting-started/) page to learn more about how to purchase and deploy Direct Connect.